Research is essential to advance our understanding and knowledge for improving diagnosis, outcome and treatment for all children with cancer.
The CCLG Tissue Bank was set up in 1998 to provide a resource of human tissue for scientists studying the biology of childhood cancers.
From 1998 to 2011:
- >11,000 samples have been banked
~5,800 samples released to researchers
Supported 96 biological studies to date
Tissue samples are currently stored in multiple centres throughout the UK and Ireland. From 2012, samples will be centrally stored in the Newcastle Biomedicine Biobank so there is streamlined access to tissue of childhood tumours.
For more information, please read Donating your child's tissue (article published in Contact magazine, Winter 2011)
For further information about donating tissue for research and the CCLG Tissue Bank see
The CCLG Tissue Bank is an official member of the Confederation of Cancer Biobanks and the European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation & Biobanking.